Meet the Folks Behind Lobo Builders

Thomas Wolfe & Lobo Builders has renovated dozens upon dozens of homes, offices and spaces in the past thirty years. We love projects that need a lot of work and some serious attention – and a bunch of fresh ideas. We work to bring out original character, while breathing new life and new function into some (previously) funky spaces. Modern flair while honoring history, beautiful and clean with just a little down-home funk. That’s Lobo Builders.

Any home, house, office or space is a possibility – from stately victorian to craftsman bungalow, mid century modern, atomic rancher – anything you have, we have a vision. “Problem properties” aren’t a problem – they’re just an opportunity to go nuts and do something a little unexpected.

Lobo Builders Is... Small, Local, Homegrown. Progressive, Flexible & Cool. Environmentally Conscious.

We value "home," and we thrive on creating beautiful environments - from new construction to spaces you never thought you’d love.

Meet Thomas Wolfe

Family man. First and foremost, Thomas Wolfe is Annie’s devoted husband of 18 years. Together, they have four amazing, adventurous, crazy kids – and a pretty great golden retriever. When he’s not busy designing and building, he loves hanging out with the aforementioned 5 souls, watching movies, making dinner or combing the beach. Also a fan of training, Thomas plans to be a triathlete – because he doesn’t have enough going on. When it’s time to kick back, Thomas likes to kick back a cold Pisgah Pale Ale while contemplating his next adventure.

Meet Ric the Foreman

Ric Albrecht is Lobo Builders’ Foreman. That job is one that Ric is well suited for, as his professionalism, honesty and impeccable workmanship lifts the entire team higher.

A Chicagoan by birth, Ric moved to Asheville in 2002 after gradutating college. His varied experience – including previously owning his own renovation company and years of on-the-job work as a carpenter – gives Ric the skill and know-how to oversee all aspects of renovation and carpentry for Lobo Builders. Never afraid to get his hands dirty, always there to make sure every project is done right – that’s Ric.

Meet Our Friends and Partners

Our partner philosophy is simple. We like to work with cool folks who have good juju.

Our partners have the highest quality of workmanship & pay great attention to the project’s details. Collectively, we make sure the end product is a true representation of the original vision. We get there on each project by working together.

All of these folks are all wonderful to work with and we highly recommend them.

Contact any of our partners and know they can do a great job for you too!

W2 Architecture
Farm Girl Garden Designs • Joey Hankins Cabinetry
Keystone Granite • Kilowatt Electric
Phil Jaques Plumbing • Prime Select
Ray Rodriquez Painting